10 Suggestions To Help Sellers Get Their Home SOLD!!!
1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS LAST.
Buyers want to inspect your house and neighborhood for they are important to them. Buyers always over estimate the costs and repairs. It is always preferable that you prepare your home prior to all showings, this usually results in a faster sale at a higher price. Leave your home to your professional Realtor to show and sell it for you.
2. THE FRONT VIEW GREETS THE BUYER.
Make sure it is inviting. Keep your lawn well manicured and cleaned. Power washing the house, sidewalks, decks and driveways, greatly improves curb appeal. A new coat of paint on the front porch rails will give your entrance a fresh look.
3. DUST & DIRT REDUCE APPEAL
Inspect for cobwebs in the corner, dusty ceiling fans, dirty floors and carpets. A small investment in time and good cleaning will ensure the home looks its best will aid in bringing you the greatest return.
4. MAKE ROOMS LOOK LARGER.
Remove excess furniture, pictures and posters. Neat orderly closets will make rooms look larger!
5. SOFT MUSIC AND SWEET AROMAS ARE INVITING.
Have the stereo turned to a station of soft background music. Scented candles and potpourri give the home a pleasant aroma.
6. KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS SELL HOMES.
Check and repair caulking around tubs, showers, sinks and windows. Remove as much from countertops as possible and place things on a tray or in a basket. Make these rooms sparkling clean.
7. DISPLAY THE FULL VALUE OF YOUR STORAGE SPACE.
Remove all unnecessary articles from your closets. Perhaps now is the time to start packing for your move. Neatly packed boxes look much better than cluttered shelves and floors.
8. PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS.
Loose knobs, sticking doors, dirty air return filters, ovens, loose wallpaper seams and other minor flaws detect from value.
9. LET THE SUN SHINE IN!
Open blinds, shades, and curtains to show how cheerful your home is. Turn on every light in the house. Make sure light fixtures are properly secured and clean. Wash windows and remove screens to clean both sides.
10. PETS UNDERFOOT!
Many buyers are very pet sensitive. Keeping your pets out of the home during showings is very important. Pay special attention to removing all pet beds, food bowls and toys, this will reduce pet odor in the home.